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The Bulldog football season kicked off with a victorious start. Beginning this undefeated streak, the Dogs went against Lowell with a final score of 42-7. The game against Lowell was the start of yet another successful season.

At the end of August, Crown Point played Chicago Taft High School in honor of Coach Buzz and the Principal of Chicago Taft, who are both leukemia survivors.

“I’m here to hopefully impact kids, students, and a community, but also rally a lot of people tonight for a common cause. Not necessarily to find a cure, but to bring awareness of how people can go about saving lives for people that have leukemia,” Coach Buzz said.

Playing a game that signifies more than just a win hits home for some players.

“If it means more to the coach, then it means more to the entire program. He puts in a lot of time for us, so it is an honor to represent what is important to him,” Junior Quarterback Noah Ehrlich said.

The first week of September, the dogs were set to face the notorious team, the Merrillville Pirates. However, the Dogs won yet again with a score of 39-6. Coach Buzz said, “I thought the game went as well as expected. Obviously, we played a very quality opponent and I think our guys executed and did what they needed to do to get the win. But with all that being said, there’s a lot of work to do.”

That’s the first time we’ve ever been down at halftime. We hadn’t faced that much adversity yet. So at halftime I told the guys, ‘Good teams rise up against adversity, and average teams just roll over at the end of the game.’

— Paul Clark

The CP Bulldogs football team is a never-satisfied program of committed young men always striving to do better. “I felt like we really came together as a team and we didn’t focus on them [Merrillville Pirates], we focused on ourselves and the game plan that we had. We came out there, executed, and we played CP dogs football,“ Senior Wide Receiver Camden Sorci said.

Heading into week four, Crown Point played Lake Central with a win for the Dogs and a score of 38-12. The Bulldogs lead the Duneland Conference. “The coaches have prepared us well for success. We don’t worry about the games to come, we worry only about the one in that week,” Senior Linebacker Will Clark said.

On September 22nd, Crown Point played Valparaiso. In a battle for the win, the Bulldogs came ahead in the second half for a win of 19-14. This game tested their true strength. Crown Point finally took the lead in the third quarter. “That’s the first time we’ve ever been down at halftime. We hadn’t faced that much adversity yet. So at halftime I told the guys, ‘Good teams rise up against adversity, and average teams just roll over at the end of the game,’” Senior Offensive Lineman Paul Clark said.

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Ma'Rae Wallace, Lead Writer
Ma’Rae Wallace is a Sophomore at Crown Point High School and Sports Writer for Inklings. This is her first year on staff. Wallace loves writing and wants to learn more about it, which is why she joined Inklings. She is also involved with Dance and Student Council. She has many interests in life and writing is one of them. Wallace thinks she can definitely see writing in her future. Writing is in her everyday life whether it's sports writing or personal writing. There's more to writing than what meets the eye and that's what Wallace is exploring.
Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson is a junior at Crown Point High School. She took beginning journalism last year, and this is her first year on the Inklings staff. She likes writing and would love to write for a news website in college. After high school, she wants to go to Notre Dame and become a dermatologist. When she is not writing for Inklings, she is usually practicing with the band or working at Strack and Van Til.
Brooklyn Gargano
Brooklyn Gargano, Staffer
Brooklyn Gargano is a freshman at Crown Point High School. This is Gargano’s first year on the high school Excalibur Yearbook staff. Gargano has two previous years of experience due to being on the Taft Middle School Yearbook Staff in 7th and 8th grade. Gargano adores all aspects of being on staff, but her favorite activity is taking pictures at sports games. Outside of the yearbook staff, Gargano is an active member of Student Council, Key Club, Spanish Club, and Biomedical Club. She also plays the cello for the Crown Point Beginning Orchestra.
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